Check out this video of a 15 year-old being dragged off a Minneapolis Metro Transit Bus. The nine suspects are charged with beating and robbing him once he was off the bus. The victim reports that there were racial taunts from the suspects prior to the beatings.
The video confirms the outrageous behavior of the bus driver, who twice warned the suspects that they were on videotape, and then drove away. He might just as well have told them that their DNA would be on the corpse. That you have obtained evidence to later solve a crime does not absolve you of your duty to prevent a crime in progress, particularly when you are a public servant.
Another disturbing aspect of this episode is that the Star Tribune again insists on calling this a "fight." As I said earlier, Nine assailants dragging a 15 year-old boy off a bus in order to rob him does not qualify as a "fight." Please e-mail the reporter and the readers' representative and explain that this was a beating and a robbery, not a boxing match.
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